“I work at Hiawatha because I’m surrounded by people who not only care about and support me, but constantly push me to become a better teacher.”

Hiawatha Academies Teacher

Scholar

“I work at Hiawatha because I’m surrounded by people who not only care about and support me, but constantly push me to become a better teacher.”

Matt McGlennen,
Kindergarten Teacher, HLA-Northrop

 

About Us

Growing Learners. Growing Leaders.

Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop

 


 

Northrop Narwhal (1)

 

Hiawatha Leadership Academy (HLA) – Northrop is one of Hiawatha Academies‘ network of high performing college-preparatory schools focused on closing the achievement gap in Minneapolis. Hiawatha Academies was founded by civic leaders, parents, educators and business people who want our scholars to receive an education that demands their best in behavior, attitude, and effort, and that challenges them to achieve to their highest potential.

HLA-Northrop is the younger of the two elementary schools in the network. We opened in 2013, and moved into our permanent home on the Northrop campus in 2014. Northrop currently serves 225 Kindergartners through 2nd grade scholars. We’ll add a grade each year to become a full K-4.

Our school uses best practices shown to help children develop the skills they need for success in college and life.These include collaboration, responsibility, empathy, and self discipline. We blend our college-preparatory curriculum with a social justice focus, ensuring our scholars are becoming civic leaders. Since Northrop opened its doors in 2013, it has received awards and grants for its academic performance, work in closing the achievement gap, and creating quality schools.

AT A GLANCE

Grades: K-2 (will add third grade in fall 2016 and fourth grade in fall 2017)

Enrollment: 225

Curriculum: College-preparatory curriculum with a special emphasis on thematic learning and promoting global stewardship

Values: C.A.R.E.S.: Collaboration, Achievement, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self Discipline

Mascot: Our NARWHAL mascot reflects our desire to instill a steadfast determination in our scholars to utilize their unique insights so as to understand the deeper meaning of things.

Uniforms: Khaki bottoms and blue or green Hiawatha tops – we wear uniforms to unite us as a community, make us all equal, and reduce distractions

Address: 1611 E. 46th Street, Minneapolis MN, 55407 (map)

Phone: 612-455-4004